August 17, 2022 \ Child Custody
What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know About Child Custody and Support in Florida
Same-sex marriages are legal across the country due to a 2015 Supreme Court decision. If you can get married, you can also get divorced. But how does that affect your child custody rights in Florida? Read on to learn more. Establishing Parental Rights in Florida Parental rights are necessary for child custody. In Florida, custody […]
July 7, 2022 \ Divorce
How Getting Into a Car Accident Can Lead to Divorce
Couples get married for countless reasons. Divorces happen for just as many. But divorce may also include contributing factors caused by outside influences, like car accidents. While you might not think a car accident could lead to divorce, it does lead to stress and financial problems; it can make even healthy relationships less tenable. If […]
July 5, 2022 \ Child Custody
How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child in Florida?
Many fathers mistakenly assume that the law favors their child’s mother. Whether you’re just starting a divorce or looking to get full custody after your divorce has been finalized, you have rights. In Orlando, Florida, courts are not allowed to give preference to a mother or father, absent extreme circumstances. Instead, you both start on […]
June 10, 2022 \ Divorce
7 Signs It Is Time for a Divorce
Divorces are common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly one-half of all marriages end in divorce. Those rates vary by state, with Maine and Nevada being the states with the highest rates of divorce. While many people dread divorce, it isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes […]
May 13, 2022 \ Spousal Support
How Long Do Alimony Payments Last In Florida?
It is always possible in a Florida divorce that the court orders one of the parties to pay the other spousal maintenance or alimony. Many people going through the divorce process have questions about spousal maintenance, but one of the frequently asked questions is how long alimony lasts. While there is no specific length of […]
April 13, 2022 \ Spousal Support
What is the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support in Florida?
Many people in the divorce process wonder whether they will have to pay money to or receive money from their former spouse. Most people have heard of the terms “alimony” or “spousal support.” But, most people are not sure whether these terms mean the same thing or something different. In Florida, there is no difference […]
March 17, 2022 \ Child Support
What Are the Penalties for Missing Child Support Payments in Florida?
Everyone wants to be there for their children. Child support should not be seen as a burden. It is an opportunity to help your children in your absence. Remember, these payments are not going to the other parent. They are meant to be used strictly for the children. In fact, if the other parent is using this […]
March 14, 2022 \ Child Custody
How to Use Social Media During a Child Custody Battle
Most of us spend a lot of time on social media. In fact, the average American spends 144 minutes a day on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—keeping up with friends, family, and that one actor who was really good in that one movie. No matter how you use social media, it is hard […]
March 12, 2022 \ Divorce
Same-Sex Parents: What Are Your Rights?
Even though gay marriage has been nationally recognized since 2015, there are still many antiquated laws governing marriage. These laws were invented when opposite-sex marriage was the only option, and many of them have not been updated. Across the country, there can still be uncertainty about certain rights and freedoms of a same-sex union. This […]
March 10, 2022 \ Divorce
How Does the SCRA Affect a Divorce?
In 1940, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) was passed to protect soldiers on active duty. Since then, it has been amended several times and now bears the name Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This act protects soldiers from civil litigation while they serve the country. Since active servicemembers may not be able […]